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Center for Gaming Innovation News

The International Gaming Institute’s Center for Gaming Innovation is an incubator that seeks to create innovative and commercially viable casino games.

Current Gaming Innovation News

Professor Ashkan Salamat in his lab at UNLV
Research | December 29, 2020

A yearlong collection of UNLV faculty making the news for their discoveries and contributions to the community.

Campus News | November 5, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.

Aron Kock demonstrates his blackjack variant to two onlookers at a gaming convention.
People | February 20, 2019

Native Aruban Aron Kock found inspiration to come to the UNLV Center for Gaming Innovation in a pile of mango leaves.

UNLV graduate in cap and gown in crowd
Campus News | December 31, 2018

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who made the news in 2018.

three students
Business and Community | July 6, 2018

Take the journey into career possibilities with the local high school students at this summer’s Young Executive Scholars Hospitality and Tourism Program. [Photo Essay]

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Business and Community | March 19, 2018
Unique program boosts student entrepreneurship in the gaming technology industry.

Gaming Innovation In The News

The Nevada Independent
September 22, 2021

Macau casino operators finally got an answer to their question on the Special Administrative Region’s plans for the gaming license renewal process.

GGB News
September 20, 2021

The American Gaming Association’s Hall of Fame has announced its 2020 and 2021 classes.

Casino international
September 17, 2021

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced the Gaming Hall of Fame classes of 2020 and 2021, recognising leaders who have distinguished themselves through significant contributions to the gaming industry.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 17, 2021

Six gaming industry professionals, several with Las Vegas ties, will be inducted into the American Gaming Association Hall of Fame when the Global Gaming Expo convenes in Las Vegas next month.

Yogonet
September 16, 2021

The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced Tuesday the names of the 2020 and 2021 Gaming Hall of Fame selections, recognizing leaders who have distinguished themselves for their significant contributions to the game industry.

Yogonet
September 15, 2021

The American Gaming Association announced a list of six leaders who have distinguished themselves through significant contributions to the gaming industry, including pioneers in commercial and tribal gaming, gaming regulation, casino technology and sports betting.

Gaming Innovation Experts

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Recent Gaming Innovation Accomplishments

May 22, 2018
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) recently delivered two keynote addresses in Macau, China. The first keynote was for the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) Summit and focused on the impacts of the integrated resort on society and the economy. The second, for the Asia Lottery Forum, presented a global analysis of...
May 11, 2018
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) was recently selected as the recipient of the 2017 Harry Reid Silver State Research Award. The award recognizes faculty members whose work significantly advances the recipient’s academic field, addresses real-world needs and concerns, and contributes to Nevada’s economic growth and development. Bernhard...